Hi I'm a beginner from north Florida. The waves here are generally small 1-2ft @ 5s on a good day. I bought a 8ft 7s superfish xl which was probably a mistake being a learner but i am having problems getting up on waves they seem to pass right under me, I think I may be too far back on the board. I have been before visiting family in Puerto Rico and stood up on my first try and many times after on a foam long board. Here I am having problems and I know the waves are different as well as the difficulty of the board, I have just been out probably 5 times and am getting frustrated because the longest I have stayed up is about 3 seconds.
btw I am 22years old, height 6' 1", weight 220 pounds, and am in decent shape I run 3-4 miles 2 to 3 times a week. Any help is appreciated and If anybody needs a not so good surf buddy around me (Liberty County, Fl) I'd be glad to meet up my friends prefer to hunt and fish instead of surf. Oh and Liberty County is right in the middle of the panhandle between Tallahassee and Panama City,